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. congratulations to mr. romney on his performance. host: does that crystallize who you will vote for? caller: i thought mr. romney was very disingenuous. i watched the debates from top to bottom. jim lehrer asked mr. romney whether he supported the the vouchers that mr. ryan would be introducing to senior citizens. he dodged that question like a football player going through a pittsburgh steelers last night. i am a little cleared out. i would appreciate a lot more honesty on mr. romney's part. i probably will be leading toward the president. i am still winning. host: do you have two minutes? stay on the line. we will get a romney supporter on the line. i want to hear a little back and forth that we will moderate here. caller: sure. thank you. host: what did you think of the debate? caller: i enjoyed it and i thought to mitt romney 1. i was a 23-year coal miner for many years. barack obama is wanting to do away with coal. i want to see mitt romney come back to my area and talk about call. we have a lot of people down here suffering because barack obama has shut down the coal business. i am a chr
the president and mr. romney have scheduled rehearsal times. the hall itself has been closed to cameras all day, no media is permitted in the rehearsals. right now, this is the spin room, where hundreds of the press are setting up their own studios. we also learn from the white house that the president would get the first question tonight, two minutes to respond, and in terms of who is invited to night, students from the university of denver, a member of guests invited by the campaign will be invited and independent. -- in attendance. once again, it all starts with our preview program at 7:00, the debate beginning at 9:00, focusing on domestic policy. earlier this week, journalists and political communications scholars discuss the upcoming presidential debates and ask the citizens to judge candidates on their grasp of issues and the qualities they want in a leader. this was held by the national communications association, took place here at the newseum in washington. this is about one hour and a half. >> it is my distinct pleasure to welcome you here today in our knight studio at the newseum fo
minutes mr. president. >> well, jim, i want to thank you and i want to thank governor romney because i think this was a terrific debate and i very much appreciate it. and i want to thank the university of denver. you know, four years ago we were going through a major crisis. and yet my faith and confidence in the american future is undiminished. and the reason is because of its people. because of the woman i met in north carolina who decided at 55 to go back to school because she wanted to inspire her daughter and now has a job from that new training she's gotten. because a company in minnesota who was willing to give up salaries and perks for their executives to make sure they didn't lay off workers during a recession. the auto workers that you meet in toledo or detroit take such pride in building the best cars in the world not just because of a paycheck but because it gives them that sense of pride that they're helping to build america. and so the question now is how do we build on those strengths and everything i've tried to do and everything i'm now proposing for the next four year
. >> romney: you bet. mr. president you are absolutely right with regards to 97% of the businesses are not taxed at the 35% tax rate. they are taxed at a lower rate. but those businesses happen to employee half -- half of all of the people who work in small business. those are the businesses that employ one quarter of all of the businesses in america. i talked to a guy who has a very small business. he is in the electronics business in st. louis. he said he and his son calculated how much they pay in taxes. federal tax, state tax, state income tax, gasoline tax, it added up to well over 50% of what they earned. and your plan is to take the tax rate successful small businesses from 35% to 40%. that will cost jobs. my priority is jobs so what i do is bring down the tax rates, lower deductions and exemptions. create more jobs because there's nothing better for getting us to an balanced budget than having more people working, earning more money paying more taxes, that's by far the more efficient way to get this balanced. >> obama: jim, i would just say this to the amer
romney fights back and putting president obama on defense? >> mr. president you are entitled to your own airplane and your own house but not your own facts. >> gretchen: what did he say as i drop my papers. both so you can decide. >> steve: president obama raising taxes is the only way to dig america out of the ditch. >> it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopp holes that affect only high income individuals math. it is aryth metic. >> steve: really. governor romney said cu. >> brian: this might ease your fears. free flightts to leave the country if your guy goes down. "fox and friends", we are up and we are on right now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> congratulations to you mr. president on your anniversary. i am sure this is the most romantic place you can imagine, here we me. i like pbs and big bird and you, too. i will not spend money borrowing from china to pay for it. >> american people have to ask is the reason governor rum rhumb all of the plans because they are too good. >> look, i have five boys, i am used to people saying something that is not always true a
, please respond directly to what the prrsident reject to what mr. romney just said about the trickle-down approach. >>+ amid talk specifically about what i think we need to do. first, we've got to improve our we have made enormous progress drawing ideas both from democrats and republicans that are already starting to show gains in some of the toughest to deal with students. we have a program called race to the top that has raised standards are around the country. i want to hire 100,000 new math and sciencc teachers and create 2 million more stott -- spots in our community colleges so that people can get trained for the jobs that are out there right now. and i want to make sure that we keep tuition low for our young people. when it comes to our tax code, governor romney and i both agree that our corporate tax rate is too high. i want to lower it, particularly for manufacturing. i also want to close those loopholes that are giving incentives for companies that are shipping jobs overseas. i want to provide tax breaks for companies that are investing here in the united states. on energy,
was surprised. he's usually much more energetic, he looked tired, and mr. romney, you know, he had his facts at his fingertips. he didn't do anything extraordinary, but he was just much more focused, so the contrast between romney and obama really put the governor over-the-top. i see it as more obama lost it than romney won it. bill: that is interesting. >> i'll tell you why in a moment. bill: before the debate started, you were encouraging romney to be aggressive, to really go for it, and rove and morris were saying to you, no, no, no that is not the way to go. >> right. and romney followed their advice and not mine, and that's where i think he made a mistake. when you're in a prize fight, a boxing match, and that's what a debate is, a verbal boxing match and you see your opponent tired or weak you go in and you hammer him. the governor didn't do that. what the governor should have done at the end when he clearly had won the debate, and he knew he had won, was in his closing statement of two minutes, said, look into the cameron said, i just want you to know that i feel compelled to improve
. >> it was determined by a toss of the coin that mr. romney would pose the first question to senator kennedy. >> my impression has been you have followed a campaign as soon as the primary was over of trying to divert the voter's attention from the issues at hand and instead making personal attacks on me as unfounded. they are characterized as untrue, unfair, and sleazy. 12 are women in my firm. you are wrong. he said we would give no benefits to americans. we have 40,000 employees in firms i am associated with to give health-care benefits appeared only part-time do not have health care benefits. that happens to be the same -- the same as your firm. a strike as you criticize me for. you know they were strikers of a company we were not investigated in -- invested in perry purveyed that -- you parade that are around as if it is my problem. i am a fan of the minimum wage. when will this end? [applause] >> i would have thought mr. romney would avast me what i was going to do for working families in massachusetts, how we would get our economy on the road, expressing differences, talking about the real me
romney? >> thank you, jim, and mr. president, and thank you for tune in this evening. i'm concerned about the american -- about the direction america has taken over the last four years. i know this is bigger than the two of us and our respective parties. if it's about what kind of america and you want to have for yourself and your children. there are two different paths that we began speaking about this evening. we will have to deal more presidential debates. they lead in different directions. it's not just looking into our words. you can look at the record. there's no question that if the president were to be reelected, you would continue to see the middle class squeezed. i will get in comes up again. you will see chronic unemployment. we have had 43 straight months with unemployment above 8%. i will help create 12 million new jobs in this country with rising incomes. obamacare would be fully installed if the president were reelected. that would mean a different way of life for people who counted on the insurance plan they had in the past. many will lose it. health premiums would go up o
ongoing, perhaps when mr. romney becomes our next president, we are hoping that whoever gets the office, we have the worst civil rights violation in mississippi and the correction in the local and state government in mississippi. lives are being hurt. children are being kidnapped. i was very motivated to your mitt romney talk about the first amendment. >> we will get a couple more calls. back to our twitter stream. -- her ee is one this one says -- ours go to a caller on democrat line. go ahead. caller: i am a registered democrat. i am on a fixed income. i worry about our medicare and social security. people are on fixed incomes and depend on social security and medicare. i will vote for mitt romney. i feel that he is the one to straighten out this country and the mess that it is in. i voted for a bomb at of years ago and i am very disappointed in him -- obama four years ago and i am very disappointed in him. >> what made you decide to vote for mitt romney? >> i think he is the only one who could really get us out of this position that we are in. it can go on like this. i am against oba
and mr. romney will come later to rehearse for the debate. the media is not permitted to watch that. we will have live coverage when it gets under way at starting at 9:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. and live out to the pentagon for a news briefing with lieutenant- general adrian bradshaw. he is an afghanistan today and will be briefing reporters via videoconference on the progress and transition in afghanistan. again, we are live in the pentagon this morning for a news briefing with lieutenant-general adrian bradshaw piteous, once again, in afghanistan and he will be briefing -- he is, once again, in afghanistan and he will be briefing reporters on the progress and transition in afghanistan. later, former secretary of state henry kissinger will be looking at the upcoming agenda on the 18th national congress of china and what it means for u.s.-china relations. china will have new communist party political leaders stressed that discussion will get underway at 12:30 eastern at the woodrow wilson center in washington. we will have at live for you on c-span. a reminder of tonight's debate from t
to move. [laughter] >> you should vote for mr. romney. [laughter] >> apparently one show managed to get behind the scenes video with the president. we told you about four lucky donors who won a campaign contest to have din we are president obama. they thought they were lucky until the bill came. watch what happens here. there's a fancy place. they're talking there. [inaudible] put the check down. [laughter] look how much the check is. $14 trillion. then he sneaks out. [laughter] [applause] thanks for inviting us in to your homes. that's it for the "special report." [laughter] [applause] [laughter] [applause] you couldn't make it up why bother. there it is. i thank steve and in case you have the towrnlg start drinking heavily we have pbr back there on ice. it's how he celebrates. annual mrc dishonors award has winners chosen by the distinguished cross section of the vast right-wing conspiracy of department of media affairs. you may not known it existed. it does. it has been a star studded assembly and this year is no exception. this year we have for 2012, twelve judges, and it is my plea
of other things, too, but go ahead, sir. romney: you bet. mr. president, you're absolutely right which is with regards to 97 percent of the businesses are not taxed at the 35% tax rate, they're taxed at a lower rate. but those businesses that are in the last 3% of businesses happen to employ half, half of all the people who work in small business. those are the businesses that employ one-quarter of all the businesses in america, and your plan is to take their tax rate from 35 to 40%. i've talked to a guy who has a very small business in st. louis, he has four employees. he said he and his son calculated how much they pay in taxes. federal income tax, federal payroll tax, state income tax, state property tax, gasoline tax, it added up to well over 50% of what they earned. and your plan is to take the tax rate on successful small businesses from 35% to 40%. the national federation of independent businesses has said that will cost 700,000 jobs. i don't want to cost jobs. my priority is jobs. and so what i do is i bring down the tax rates, lower deductions and exemptions, the same idea beh
. vidone it before. i doll it again. >> jim: mr. president? >> first of all, i think governor romney is going doff a busy first day because he will have to repeal obamacare, whichingly not be happy with the democrats as you are sitting down with them. look, my philosophy has been, i will take ideas from anybody -- democrat or republican, as long as they are advancing the cause of making the middle-class families stronger and giving ladders of opportunity to the middle class. that's how we cut taxes for small businesses and families. that's how we cut $dwonr 1 trillion that wasn't advancing that cause. we signed three trade deals into law, helpingitous double our exports and sell more american productsarn the world. that's how we repealed don't ask/don't tell. that's how we end the the war in iraq and that's how we are going to wind down the war in afghanistan. that's how we ended al qaeda and bin laden. we have seen progress in the republican-controlled house of representatives. but ultimately, part of being principled, part of being a leader is being able to describe exactly what yo
, without any question. >> jim: mr. president? >> first of all, i think it's important for governor romney present this plan that he said will only affect folks in the future. and the essence of the plan is that he would turn medicare into a voucher program. it's called premium support. but it's understood to be a voucher program -- >> jim: you don't support that? >> i don't. let me explain why -- >> again, that's for future people. not current retirees. >> if you are 54 or 55, you might want to listen because this will affect you. the idea, which was originally present bide congressman ryan, your runningmate, is that we would give a voucher to seniors and they could go out in the private marketplace and buy their own health insurance. the problem is that because the voucher wouldn't necessarily keep up with health care inflation, it was estimated that this would cost the average senior $6,000 a year n. fairness, what governor romney has now said is that he will maintain traditionally medicare alongside it. but there is still a problem because what happens is those insurance companies are
will vote for me, then i promise i will fight just as hard in a second term. >> jim: governor romney. >> thank you, jim. mr. president. thank you for tuning in this evening. thanksgiving an important election. i am concerned about america. i am concerned about the direction america has been taking over the last four years. i -- i know this is bigger than election about the two of us, as individuals. it's bigger than our respective parties. this lrkz is about the course of america. what kind of america dowrpt to have for yourself and for your children? there are two very different paths that we began speakerring about. we will have two more presidential debates and a vice-presidential debate. and we will talk about the two paths. and they lead in very different directions. it is not just the words. you can look at the record. there is no question in my mind, if the president were to be re-elected, you will continue to see a middle-class squeeze with incomes going down and prices going up. you will see chronic unemployment. we have 43 straight months of unemployment above 8%. if i am p
've done it before. i'll do it again. gleerp mr. president. >> first of all, i think governor romney's going to have a busy first day, because he's also going to repeal obamacare, which will not be very popular among democrats as you're sitting down with them. but, look, my philosophy has been i will take ideas from anybody, democrat or republican, as long as they're advancing the cause of making middle-class families stronger and giving ladders of opportunity to the middle class. that's how we cut taxes for middle-class families and small businesses. that's how we cut $1 trillion of spending that wasn't advancing that cause. that's how we signed three trade deals into law helping us double our exports and sell more american products around the world. that's how we repealed don't ask, don't tell. that's how we ended the war in iraq as i promised and that's how we're going to wind down the war in afghanistan, that's how we went after al qaeda and bin laden. so we've seen progress, even under republican control of the house of representatives. but ultimately, part of being principled,
questions. >> moderator: mr. president. obama: first of all, i think it is important for governor romney to present his plan he says only affect folks in the future. in the essence of the plan as he would turn medicare into a voucher program. it is called premiums support, but it's understood to be a voucher program. his running mate -- >> moderator: don't support that? obama: i don't. and then explain why. romney: that's for future people, not current retirees. obama: if you are 54 or 55 come you might want to listen because this will affect you. the idea originally presented by congressman ryan, your running mate, is that we would get a voucher to seniors and they could go out in the private marketplace and buy their own health insurance. the problem is that because the voucher would necessarily keep up with health care inflation, it was estimated this would cost the average senior about $6000 a year. now in fairness, what governor romney has now said as he will maintain traditional medicare alongside it. but there's still a problem because what happens is those insurance companies are
. romney, you elected to go last. you have two minutes, mr. president. >> i want to thank you, and i want to thank gov. romney because this was a terrific debate. i want to thank the university of denver. four years ago we were going through a major crisis. yet, my faith in the american future is undiminished. the reason is because of its people. because of a woman i met in north carolina who decided at 55 to go back to school because she wanted to inspire her daughter and now she has a new job. because of a company in minnesota willing to give up salaries and perks for the executives to make sure they did not lay off workers during a recession. the auto workers that you need in toledo or detroit take such pride in building the best cars in the world not just because of a paycheck, but because it gives them a sense of pride that they are helping to build america. the question now is how do we build on the strengths? everything i have tried to do everything i am proposing for the next four years as far as improving education or developing american energy or making sure we are closing looph
. gov. romney, you elected to go last. you have two minutes, mr. president. >> i want to thank you, and i want to thank gov. romney because this was a terrific debate. i want to thank the university of denver. four years ago we were going through a major crisis. yet, my faith in the american future is undiminished. the reason is because of its people. because of a woman i met in north carolina who decided at 55 to go back to school because she wanted to inspire her daughter and now she has a new job. because of a company in minnesota willing to give up salaries and perks for the executives to make sure they did not lay off workers during a recession. the auto workers that you need in toledo or detroit take such pride in building the best cars in the world not just because of a paycheck, but because it gives them a sense of pride that they are helping to build america. the question now is how do we build on the strengths? everything i have tried to do everything i am proposing for the next four years as far as improving education or developing american energy or making sure we are c
just as hard in the second term. >> governor romney, your two- minute closing. >> thank you, jim, mr. president, and thank you for tuning in this evening. this is an important election and i'm concerned about america. i'm concerned about the direction america has been taking over the last four years. i know this is bigger than an election about the two of us as individuals. it's bigger than our respective parties. it's an election about the course of america. what kind of america do you want to have yourself and for your children. there are really two different very -- two very different paths that we began speaking about this evening and over the course of this month were going to have two more presidential debates and vice-presidential debate. but they lead in different directions. it's not just looking to our words that yet to take in evidence of where you go. but the record. with incomes going down the prices going up, there's a middle-class squeeze. of it and comes up again. you will see -- i will help create 12 million new jobs in this country with rising incomes. if the presid
romney went on the attack early among other things on what he planned to cut. >> obama care is on my list, apologize mr. president. >> i like -- >> good. i'm sorry, jim, i will stop the subsidy to pbs. i like pbs. i like big bird. i will not keep borrowing money. >> president obama responded by questioning pledge to cut taxes for all and reducing the deficit at the same time. >> math, common sense and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. we've tried this. we've tried both approaches. the approach that governor romney is talking about is the same sales pitch that's made in 2001-2003. >> the national federation of independent businesseses said your plan will kill 700,000 jobs. i don't want to kill jobs in this environment. >> romney slammed the president for the collapse of sill cylinderra and among things. 46% of america he considered himself -- themselves victims. even president supporters frustrated he didn't go on the owe -- offensive. >> we have crews with both of them. we start with paul chambers, who was with republican viewers. >> watched part of the debate in th
are not. >> moderator: mr. cantor, let's talk about the fiscal cliff. business tax rates and rates such as the taxes on investment income. one approach endorsed by mitt romney calls for the lowering of individual rates and broad support in the elimination and reduction of existing tax exemption. on the other hand, letting these tax cuts expire on individuals and families making $200,000 in $250,000. what do you think is the best approach to individual tax rates that can help grow the economy and actually reduce the deficit? cantor: we do need to make sure that we are not raising taxes in this country. what's good for the country is to create jobs. back in the how we help others and get going again. that is how we get tax revenues into the federal government to help manage that data. so we don't want to raise taxes, but yes, we want to reform taxes. we want government conference of reform. we have a corporate tax rate that is the least competitive in the industrialized world. what does that mean? that means where companies are looking to locate or relocate, it is not always attracti
that, set up the 90 billion. >> romney kept hammering obama on the issue that, obama set himself up for saying the budgets show the choices we make. you're right, mr. president, you invested $90 billion in alternative investment -- alternative energy, but joe, i this i that at the end of the day -- >> i don't know what it does on november 6, we'll see. november 6 is -- >> yeah. i think the president has a point when it comes to basic research. >> you think the president can do better, he can bone up for the next? >> you've seen him do better. >> i think if you've got -- >> there were points, joe, where for example on the attack of dodd-frank, romney says you enshrine too big to fail in five banks. obama doesn't even respond to that. >> you don't think he was prepared? >> this might be a manifestation of bunker mentality at the white house. >> looked tired. >> no one's challenged him for four years. >> i know people in the administration, axelrod on nbc after the debate did a better job talking about the president's point of view. >> his campaign has been much better. >> but the pres
time. during the primaries mitt romney often had more speaking time than his opponents. as for mr. lehrer he only spoke 9% of the time during the republican primaries moderators weighed in an average of twice that much. so in the aftermath as steph and i were discussing what does it all mean. he could get some more cash he could get a few more undecided voters, and republicans could show some renewed industry. but substance should trump style in the long run. we'll be back with more stephanie after the break. stay with us. ♪ it's go time. it's go time. go time. you know what time it is. go time. it's go time. it's go time. what time is it rob? here comes the young turks go time! it's go time. oh is it? then it's go. go. go. go. go. go. go. go time. anybody? anybody? what time is it? oh, right. go time! only on current tv. double miles you can "actually" use. but with those single mile travel cards... [ bridesmaid ] blacked out... but i'm a bridesmaid. oh! "x" marks the spot she'll never sit. but i bought a dress! a toast... ...to the capital one venture card. fly any
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